What is the Graduation Exit Assessment?
In order to evaluate how well OTC is meeting its instructional goals, it requires some graduates to complete an exit assessment. OTC uses the results of these assessments as part of its assessment of learning plan. The Higher Learning Commission requires this for accreditation. OTC needs results of these assessments from all graduates in order to obtain accurate data. For this reason, we will not be able to issue your final transcript and diploma until you complete an exit assessment.
Associate of Arts & Allied Health Programs
OTC does not require students seeking an Associate of Arts degree or an Allied Health degree or certificate to register for a separate exit assessment.
Associate of Arts in Teaching
OTC requires students seeking an Associate of Arts in Teaching to take the MoGEA. The State of Missouri Department of General Education uses this assessment to evaluate how well OTC is meeting instructional goals. You must achieve a passing score in order to receive your AAT degree. You can also meet this requirement if you already passed all sections of the CBASE exam prior to November, 2013. See MoGEA scores required for graduation with the AAT below.
Reading Comprehension and Interpretation
Required MoGEA score: 183
Required MoGEA score: 167
Required MoGEA score: 180
Science and Social Studies
Required MoGEA score: 188
The cost of the MoGEA is $74. The Missouri DESA collects it in 2 payments. It requires that the first payment of $49 when a student registers for the test at this site:
The second payment of $25 is made to our Student Account Services Office for the sitting fee. Students are to take the receipt obtained through the Student Account Services Office to Testing Services on the day of the scheduled test. Register to take the MoGEA and find more information about the test through Testing Services at academics.otc.edu/testing.
OTC requires students seeking an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in a technical program of study to take a Technical Skills Assessment (TSA). The State of Missouri Department of Education uses assessments to evaluate how well OTC is meeting its instructional goals. Technical Skill Assessment is unique to your program. Therefore, the requirements may vary. Some technical programs offer testing within certain courses which satisfies this requirement and some certificate levels may not require the TSA until the AAS level. All technical students should check with their assigned advisor to see if their program requires this assessment. If the program requires an additional TSA assessment outside of the classroom, OTC will ask them to schedule one. To schedule the TSA assessment or to ask questions about the requirements, fill out this short form.
Associate of Applied Science – Business and Accounting Programs
OTC requires students seeking an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business & Marketing or Accounting to take the Applied Skills and Knowledge (ASK) exit assessment. This assessment is designed specifically to test competencies and skills related to these degrees that are valuable to both the student and the employer. Fill out this short form to register for the ASK Assessment.
Last Reviewed: 02/11/2019